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Get Climate Clever!

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the amazing Kids Against Plastic who would love you to be

Climate Clever!

KAP have lots of helpful information to help step you through becoming Climate Clever and helping schools in your area to be Climate Clever, too! Please visit this link to sign up your Rotary team!

16 of our district’s clubs are already members!

Tap/click the map above to see their details on the Climate Clever website.

So, what’s it all about?

Watch Amy and Ella introducing “Be Climate Clever” for Rotary in our district!

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New source of free images

The Centre for Aging Better has launched an image library. Photos in the library, which depict older people in non-stereotypical ways, are available to download for free.

They say;

We’ve created the first free library showing positive and realistic images of over 50s in a bid to challenge negative and stereotypical views of older age. The photos show a more realistic depiction of ageing – to help tackle ageism and challenge the idea that all older people are frail and vulnerable. The library, which contains over 3,000 images and is regularly updated, offers journalists, organisations and individuals a wide selection of images.

Photos in the library are free for use across your presentations and websites, and they cover themes related to ageing such as health, homes and employment. You can access a preview of our image library below. You can also download our simple guide to using the image library and guidance around commissioning age-positive images.

Middle aged man relaxing outdoors

The library is available at https://ageing-better.org.uk/news/age-positive-image-library-launched

Pixabay

Another good source of free images is https://pixabay.com but be careful on this site, the library of free images is interspersed with paid-for images from iStock photo

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Follow Rotary Business Partnerships on LinkedIn!

We would love you to connect with our Rotary Business Partnership team on LinkedIn! We will be posting our district’s projects there and working with East Midlands Chamber and other local businesses to connect business and community. That’s what we are all about!

If LinkedIn is not your bag, please click here to find all the ways you can connect with the team and how to get in touch with your project ideas.

We look forward to working with you!

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Welcome to new DG Richard Vergette!

A BIG #Rotary District 1220 welcome to new DG Richard Vergette from Epworth and Isle of Axholme Rotary!

Welcome also to everyone across the district stepping into their new roles, and to those continuing their roles from last year!

An exciting year ahead – we all look forward to working together to build onwards and upwards!

What exciting projects do you have planned during Richard’s year? Let us know here by connecting with us on social media and posting a comment or your event link! Find your favourite way to connect with us here on LinkTree.

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Thank you, Martyn Bye – Super Double DG!

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the stellar effort put forward by our retiring DOUBLE DG, Martyn Bye from Carlton Rotary who this evening passes on the DG baton to Richard Vergette after two whole years of steering the #Rotary District 1220 ship!

Do you have a special memory from Martyn’s time as DG? Did you work with him on a #charity project? Please mention it in the comments below! Post a photo or video!

Martyn – your selfless and forward-thinking projects are greatly valued and shall leave their mark on 1220! Thank you to Martyn and Susan Bye for all your dedication and hard work. Enjoy your rest!

And a special mention, too, for all those who have come to the end of their role as president, secretary, AG, and many other important contributions to the Rotary Wheel! A BIG Thank you! We look forward to working with everyone in 2023-2024.

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DGE gets ready for End Polio Now Ride

Richard Vergette End Polio Now ride May 2023

Our next DG, Richard Vergette, from Isle of Axholme Rotary, is currently preparing to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats. May 14th is the day! He intends to complete his journey on May 27th. Richard is raising money in aid of End Polio Now – part of the Rotary Foundation. Thanks to the work of the Rotary Foundation together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Polio has been eliminated in all but two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan. Many of you know that Richard’s father was a Polio survivor from the pandemic of 1947 and he will be cycling in his honour.

Contribute to Richard’s epic ride by supporting his cause easily online with Just Giving.

Thank you!

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Abbeydale Virtual Balloon Race

Abbeydale Rotary and Inner Wheel are entering a May Day virtual balloon race to raise funds for Aquabox, Whirlow Farm Trust and Sheffield Young Carers. It is a virtual race run by ecoracing using computer algorithms to determine the balloons positions.

Our race launches at midday on 1st May 2023 from Chicago and lasts 7 days.

Balloons can be purchased for £3 and you can buy as many as you like. You can customise your balloon’s shape, colour andhelium content and then track your customised balloons throughout the 7 day race as it moves subject to real life weather conditions.

The race is open to other organisations as well as Abbeydale Rotary.( ecoracing provide prizes to the overall winners:

  • 1st Prize – £100 Cash
  • 2nd Prize – Amazon Alexa/echo Dot 4th Generation)

Additionally we will also be providing prizes and vouchers for the 3 winning balloons purchased in support of our Abbeydale causes. For example Whirlow Farm will provide a Whirlow hamper for the competition.

You can also purchase a balloon as a gift for friends and family. So here is what we want you to do. Go to Ecoracing – Virtual Balloon Race for Charity & Fundraising

  1. Register/login
  2. Buy balloons through our page on the link(only £3 each). https://ecoracing.co/cause/rotary-club-of-abbeydale-trust-fund2419/
  3. Decorate your balloon and choose what helium content and thickness may get your balloon to travel the furthest. This can be modified before the race.
  4. Watch the race start on 1st May at Midday.
  5. Login to track your balloons on their journey and see if any are in a winning position as many times as you want over the 7 days

Our fundraising target is £1500 to be divided by the 3 charities we are supporting.

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